Melissa McCarthy: you’re one of the most talented actresses working today. But when you work with Ben Falcone, you’re comedic poison. The husband-wife duo’s collaborations have resulted in some real stinkers like Tammy, The Boss, and the recently released Superintelligence, all of which Falcone had directed and co-written with McCarthy, who starred in the films. And each new project has only delivered diminishing returns, each less funny and more insulting than the last. And now, McCarthy and Falcone are teaming up again for God’s Favorite Idiot, a Netflix workplace comedy series.
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Just last week, the underwhelming first trailer for Melissa McCarthy‘s new comedy Superintelligence arrived with a whimper. The movie from director Ben Falcone was intended to be released in theaters in December 2019, but it has now been relegated to a release on HBO Max during Thanksgiving weekend. Perhaps that’s because the movie looks like a strange mesh of sci-fi and romance that doesn’t make much sense, and not even a new Superintelligence featurette can sell it properly. Read More »
Superintelligence is a new sci-fi comedy starring Melissa McCarthy as Carol Peters, who might be the most average person on Earth. But somehow, she’s become quite the person of interest as a powerful artificial intelligence known as Superintelligence has focused in on her life as a way of determining whether or not humanity is worth keeping around. That Superintelligence also happens to be voiced by James Corden. And when you see how this all plays out in the first Superintelligence trailer, you’ll see why this movie shifted from a theatrical release to HBO Max. Read More »
A superhero movie starring Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy? Yes, sign us up. Spencer and McCarthy are close to closing deals to star in Thunder Force, a Netflix superhero flick from writer-director Ben Falcone. Falcone is the wild card here. Spencer and McCarthy are both capable of great things, but Falcone’s track-record is a little spotty. Let’s hope for the best.
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For our third and final interview from our visit to the set of The Happytime Murders, I bring you a discussion with producer/co-writer and Melissa McCarthy’s close collaborator Ben Falcone. In a roundtable interview, Falcone talked about how good the screenplay was on first read, the strange world-building of the movie, the difficulties in making an R-rated puppet comedy, making raunchy comedy that isn’t mean-spirited, how inactive puppets look like they’ve died, and how a puppet set is different from a regular set.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, Melissa McCarthy takes the spotlight with a breakdown from a scene from her new comedy Life of the Party. Plus, the film’s director Ben Falcone gives the Anatomy of a Scene featuring the comedian in fantastic 1980s garb, and McCarthy stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a new edition of Public Access from her hometown. Read More »
Melissa McCarthy is pursuing a higher education. And if that means getting high in the process, so be it. The actress makes her third collaboration with husband and director Ben Falcone in the Life of the Party trailer, which follows a freshly divorced mom who decides to reinvigorate her life by heading back to college.
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Melissa McCarthy is reteaming with her husband Ben Falcone for the action-comedy Super-Intelligence. That will make this their fourth feature film together as actress and director — and that doesn’t even count the numerous times he’s made a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo in one of her comedies. Read More »
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We haven’t seen Melissa McCarthy on the big screen since the Ghostbusters reboot arrived in theaters in the summer of 2016. But now she’s back with a new summer comedy that will take her back to school.
Life of the Party finds Melissa McCarthy playing a housewife named Deanna who just got dumped by her husband. Realizing that she never followed through on her dreams of completing college, she decides to enroll in the same university as her daughter and live the college life she never got a chance to enjoy in her younger years. But as the first Life of the Party trailer shows, that creates a bit of an embarrassing situation for Deanna’s daughter. Read More »
Making a holiday movie is rite of passage for on-screen talents in Hollywood. Eventually, almost every actor or actress makes an attempt at starring in a holiday movie because it’s one of those things that’s guaranteed to bring in residual checks every years when networks air them around Thanksgiving and Christmas. That time has come for Melissa McCarthy.
The breakout supporting star of Bridesmaids has turned into quite the leading lady as one of the most talented and popular female comedy stars on the scene right now. Now, Melissa McCarthy will take her star power to Christmas with a holiday musical comedy called Margie Claus. Read More »